Quotes of the day

posted at 9:16 pm on October 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official…

“We believe the timing of the attack was influenced by events in Cairo,” the senior official said, reaffirming the Cairo-Benghazi link. He said that judgment is repeated in a new report prepared this week for the House intelligence committee…

“It was a flash mob with weapons,” is how the senior official described the attackers. The mob included members of the Ansar al-Sharia militia, about four members of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, and members of the Egypt-based Muhammad Jamal network, along with other unarmed looters.

The official said the only major change he would make now in the CIA’s Sept. 15 talking points would be to drop the word “spontaneous” and substitute “opportunistic.” He explained that there apparently was “some pre-coordination but minimal planning.”

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Tarek, an off-duty police sergeant who asked that his full name be withheld to shield him from reprisals, said he came to the scene about an hour after the attack began and found militants blocking the road leading to the compound.

“They drew their guns on me and they told me that the Americans were abusing our prophet,” he said. “That’s why they said they had come to fight.”…

Libyan guards who served as the security force at the U.S. compound said the mob was made up of disparate types, some who appeared to be experienced fighters and others who were not. There were long-bearded men whose faces were obscured by scarves in the style of practiced militants and called each other “sheik.” But there also were younger men, some who looked like teenagers with wispy beards on their uncovered faces.

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The L.A. Times says that “U.S. intelligence agencies…have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.” That is contradicted by numerous other accounts and by the Post’s latest version. The Post reports that intelligence “suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaeda.”…

More than one month after Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, “intelligence officials” cannot even provide the press with a consistent account of what happened. And keep in mind that neither account says that there was a protest before the attack, which was the original story given to the American public…

The New York Times’s account of [Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb] sounds eerily similar to a storyline that some Obama administration officials and their surrogates have been pushing. They claim that groups such as AQIM are just “local” jihadist groups that are not really al Qaeda, per se, because they don’t want to attack the West. This is nonsense for many reasons, but this argument has mysteriously migrated into the press’s reporting on the Benghazi attack…

[T]hese latest accounts are not intended to comb through the evidence carefully. They are intended to provide political cover [for Obama] ahead of the final presidential debate.

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The “spontaneous” talking point came from an intercepted telephone call between jihadists, in which one of the attackers notes that his group had attacked after seeing the demonstrations in Cairo. U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence on Benghazi tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD there are two schools of thought on what that means. The first view is reflected in the administration’s “spontaneous” line. It holds that jihadists in Benghazi saw the demonstration in Egypt and decided, almost on a whim, to assault the compound. But the nature of the attack—the weapons, the sequencing, the coordination—suggests more planning. The attackers flushed Americans from the compound toward an “annex” two kilometers away. As the Americans fled, they encountered (and avoided) an attempted ambush on the route.

The second view is that the demonstrations in Cairo, which followed the release of a video from al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri on September 10, were seen as something of a “go signal.” As we first reported on September 12, the film, in this view, was merely the pretext for an al Qaeda “information operation,” and the Zawahiri video, which called directly for renewed jihad and for al Qaeda sympathizers to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al Libi, was intended to trigger protests and assaults throughout the region. Many of those with prominent roles in the protests and assaults—in Egypt, Tunisia, and perhaps Libya—had strong ties to al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan…

One thing that has troubled both intelligence officials and those on Capitol Hill as they have evaluated the administration’s early response to the attacks is what appears to be an effort to write al Qaeda out of the story. For example, the talking points first reported by Lake, include this sentence: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.” But according to several officials familiar with the original assessment from which the talking points were derived, the U.S. intelligence community had reported the fact that these were extremists with ties to al Qaeda. That key part was omitted.

Why was that language dropped from the talking points distributed to Congress and Obama administration officials?

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If the president really wants to level with the American people, here are some questions he needs to answer…

Is there any intelligence product—raw or finished—that links the attacks in Benghazi to the anti-Islam YouTube video?

If not, why did President Obama himself make a direct link between the film and the attack during his September 18 appearance on the David Letterman show?

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CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle…

But it was too late to help the Americans in Benghazi. The ambassador and three others were dead.

Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could have come much sooner. He commanded CIA counter-terrorism missions targeting Osama bin Laden and led the team that responded after bombings of the U.S. Embassy in East Africa.

“You find a way to make this happen,” Berntsen says. “There isn’t a plan for every single engagement. Sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. They made zero adjustments in this. They stood and they watched and our people died.”

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The sophisticated criticism of President Obama’s Libya policy is this:

Obama intervened in Libya despite his awareness that the anti-Gaddafi rebels had pro-al-Qaeda leanings. He intervened to support those rebels because he hoped to prove to Islamists everywhere in the Middle East and North Africa that they had more to gain from co-operating with the United States than from fighting the United States. This is the famous “opening to political Islam” that has been so intensely discussed in Washington.

And the opening continues. It continues in the form of the covert aid now reportedly flowing to the Syrian rebels, and in the soft line being taken with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president even after Egyptian police failed to protect the U.S. embassy in Cairo against attack (which also was on 9/11). If the opening failed in Libya, it’s likely to fail even worse in Syria, where the rebel groups are even more saturated with Salafist Islam than the Libyan rebels…

President Obama’s big risky Mideast gambit is failing badly.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Congratulations, Mark! That’s wonderful news! Thanks for letting us know, I’ve been thinking of you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Fair enough…you two can split it.

(just don’t let astonerii do any weird stuff to my dead body)

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Partnership? *call me*

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

deal *clink*

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Fog of war? I would say that we are dealing with a coordinated fog of obfuscation.

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Jackalope on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

He was angry and aggressive throughout, but at that moment when he told Romney to go ahead, you could see a glimmer in his eyes. He saw Romney taking the bait and couldn’t wait for the trap to be sprung. Only time he looked like that all night. I gotta go with you on this one.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Fantastic news!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

wait a minute … I want part of this … it is because I called you one your knowledge of Hillary and your knowledge of the amount of shaving cream
and the need of a machete that started all this …. I get of the gravy train …

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Partnership? *call me*

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

somehow… I’m afraid to track the thread back to see what led to this….

very afraid..

Glad you’re on our side.

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Wonderful outcome.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You know the best way to see all the good ads – watch a football game of a team in a swing state.

I’ve seen them all tonight.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Awesome. God Bless.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I am very curious to see who 0bama will pardon…

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

The Blind Sheik, of course.

Curtiss on October 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

In a way, I feel sorry for ole Bob.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM

.
Just to be clear – I don’t feel sorry for Bob. I really would like for him to be put in this situation:

And for the coup de grace?

Hold back a really juicy piece to give EXCLUSIVELY to Bob Schieffer …

… with the understanding that if HE doesn’t use this piece as the basis for a probing question to Obama during the debate …

… it will be given to Fox News, CNN, etc at 10:15 PM EDT including the fact that it had been provided exclusively to Schieffer before the debate began.

.
Which would be a test of whether Bob Schieffer ends his career as “still being a beat reporter at heart” (meaning when you HAVE a scoop, you USE a scoop) or is he just another fluffer in the adoring MSM crowd?

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

He was angry and aggressive throughout, but at that moment when he told Romney to go ahead, you could see a glimmer in his eyes. He saw Romney taking the bait and couldn’t wait for the trap to be sprung. Only time he looked like that all night. I gotta go with you on this one.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Sheesh. So he tried to be a bully. I shouldn’t be surprised, I suppose.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Happy to hear your good news!!! Ummm, don’t track back. You’ll need the mind bleach.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Who is the mouthy MSNBC harpy who talks over everyone with her talking points and listens to no one?

hard to tell there are so many ……
I tend not to watch MSNBC ….
except when I know they are having a melt down ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Barack Mac Daddy Cell Phone Pimp is getting walled in. Everything is turning red.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I’ve seen them all tonight.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Bless your heart..

I have been quite harsh tonite..

You are a gem..
Thanks GG.

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Happy to hear your good news!!! Ummm, don’t track back. You’ll need the mind bleach.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Seconded!!

(on both statements)

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations and continued best wishes for your health, mark81150. Here is a treat for you, an early Thanksgiving wish. Gloria Gaynor has nothing on this (er) turkey.

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/11/egreetings/image/01.swf

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Who is the mouthy MSNBC harpy who talks over everyone with her talking points and listens to no one?

hard to tell there are so many ……
I tend not to watch MSNBC ….
except when I know they are having a melt down ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

All of them?

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

F$54)3$&/@)54$3&@ autocorrect blarrrgghhh!!!!

So much for my brilliant post about how ridiculous the video argument is in the first place. Well, I guess I can summarize it more concisely:

Put aside the fact that there was no protest in Benghazi, and that Obama knew that.

It still makes no sense to blame the video, for any of the protests that day. We’re supposed to believe that on 9/11, a bunch of angry protesters stormed our embassies, burnt our flags, reached them with Al Quaeda flags, and in some cases, chanted “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama,” and it was all because they were angry over a YouTube video?

Anyone gullible enough to believe that should be nowhere near any position of power.

RINO in Name Only on October 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

.
Very happy to hear this news. God Bless.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

That is so great! I’m very happy for you!

INC on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I sold my Magic * Ball to Jaime.

My Magic 7 Ball says:

Pink Floyd is going to vote for Mitt. I hope Pink can talk his other band members into voting for Mitt as well.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Bless your heart..

I have been quite harsh tonite..

You are a gem..
Thanks GG.

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Ahh that’s sweet thank you.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

somehow… I’m afraid to track the thread back to see what led to this….

very afraid..

Glad you’re on our side.

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Heeeeeyyyy. Relax. It’s just a little venture involving burning bodies for profit. What could go wrong?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

somehow… I’m afraid to track the thread back to see what led to this….

very afraid..

Glad you’re on our side.

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

putting on my innocent look :D
making sure the halo is shined up and sitting proper on my head
angelic smile in place ….
who me ?
heheheh

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

The one in the Maher clip.

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Pink Floyd is going to vote for Mitt. I hope Pink can talk his other band members into voting for Mitt as well.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Tough sell..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Absolutely, but the point was that I believe he knew Crowley was gonna back him up. They were talking about Benghazi, and he looked like Romney was going right where he wanted him to. So Candy could jump in.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Great news, God bless you & yours!

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Funny… you’re both kinder to him that I am.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Well, Jackie, he’s a Texan and that does enter into it a bit, for me anyway, but we were also one of those states whose entire political establishment was Democrat for so long, but it was the conservative Democrats who ran the show, thankfully, not like what was happening in Chicago, Detroit, Philly, NY, etc. Reagan changed a lot of that here and in the South, but it wasn’t until the late 80′s, early 90′s, that the Ds here opened the door to their cuckoo’s nest, making the rest of us having to decide to stay in it, or take wing and fly over. Ole Bob decided to stay, alas, to Nurse Ratched’s great glee.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Wonderful news from you tonight! hallelujah! I’ve had bad spinal injuries…what symptoms are you talking about related to that that indicated cancer? This frightens me some.

Jackalope on October 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

:)

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

F$54)3$&/@)54$3&@ autocorrect refresh blarrrgghhh!!!!

We’re supposed to believe that on 9/11, a bunch of angry protesters stormed our embassies, burnt our flags, reachedreplaced them with Al Quaeda flags, and in some cases, chanted “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama,” and it was all because they were angry over a YouTube video?

RINO in Name Only on October 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

RINO in Name Only on October 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Pink Floyd is going to vote for Mitt. I hope Pink can talk his other band members into voting for Mitt as well.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

um….pink floyd is a band….not a person.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

RINO in Name Only on October 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

If you’re on Firefox you can turn it off.

Go to:

—> Tools

—> Options

—> Advanced

—> General (the one that’s under the Advanced tab)

—> Accessibility

Check Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page.

You’ll then get a bar across the top every time any site does that. It will only reload if you allot it.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

allot s/b allow

INC on October 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

That was a great read!

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Oh. And congrats on your good news. *clink*

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Absolutely, but the point was that I believe he knew Crowley was gonna back him up. They were talking about Benghazi, and he looked like Romney was going right where he wanted him to. So Candy could jump in.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

well Candy and her staff saw the questions (more likely Obama’s staff WROTE the questions) so I believe the president had foreknowledge and I also believe there
was collusion between the president and Candy …

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Barry’s claim that he called it a terrorist act in the Rose Garden Speech on 9/12 does not comport with the buttboy from CIA now trying to claim to muddle up the timeline of what they knew and when they knew it. bayview on October 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Exactly. Obama should have had this bs narrative in place before the 2nd debate.

Basilsbest on October 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The administration said that guy they prosecuted for making real gold coins was worse than al qaeda. They want us to know that these Benghazi sweethearts are nowhere near as bad as al qaeda.

Buddahpundit on October 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

It still makes no sense to blame the video, for any of the protests that day. We’re supposed to believe that on 9/11, a bunch of angry protesters stormed our embassies, burnt our flags, reached them with Al Quaeda flags, and in some cases, chanted “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama,” and it was all because they were angry over a YouTube video?

Anyone gullible enough to believe that should be nowhere near any position of power.

RINO in Name Only on October 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Yup. It makes more sense to blame the D’s for trumpeting “We got Osama!” for the weeks leading up to 9/11, but that would mean Obama and Biden taking responsibility for their actions, which will never happen.

talkingpoints on October 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Ole Bob decided to stay, alas, to Nurse Ratched’s great glee.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Whew, that’s what I get for coming to the party late. Things could have gone bad if I hadn’t of looked back and paid attention.

I thought y’all were talkin’ about Bob Bullock.

A democrat that republicans can agree with.

libertarians really liked him.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I understand your loyalty TXUS, and commend you for it. It’s just that the very decision that you noted, to ‘stay’ is the reason that I condemn and deride him. He knew what he was doing. The rest of you were astute enough to see the writing on the wall, and so was he. He had a clear choice to make and he made it. I don’t say this lightly since he was once a respected figure in news circles and journalism. Alas, he chose to remain with the Democrats when the took that sharp leap to the uber left, and, unlike Pat Caddell, he doesn’t call them on it.

I’ll be clear, though, I’m in no way chastising you for your loyalty, however slight or mitigated it might be.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

well Candy and her staff saw the questions (more likely Obama’s staff WROTE the questions) so I believe the president had foreknowledge and I also believe there
was collusion between the president and Candy …

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

For the life of me, I cannot understand why the GOP agrees to these formats and choice of moderators.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:12 PM

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:12 PM

It’s the Eastwood in us. We love a challenge and a show down. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

..and Fox News might welcome someone who proved he was “fair and balanced”.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

..Seem to recall Schieffer doing TWO interviews with ROmney during the campaign and being cordial in both of them Don’t expect softballs; just ask that we get out of Schieffer what we got out of Jim Lehrer. Can sure do with out the officiousness of those two gratingly intrusive broads.

The War Planner on October 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

For the life of me, I cannot understand why the GOP agrees to these formats and choice of moderators.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Then no debates, and the republican candidate would get the blame.

Don’t think it goes unnoticed what side the moderators are on.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM

It’s the Eastwood in us. We love a challenge and a show down. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Do you feel lucky, punk Barry?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

It’s the Eastwood in us. We love a challenge and a show down. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I also think that it is waking a lot of people up to what the press actually IS …
not what they claim to be ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

It’s the Eastwood in us. We love a challenge and a show down. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

There is an empty chair…

This should be easy for Mitt…

Someone that was in business for 25 years..

Obama Is eToast.

For the Apple connected individuals..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I love it when the left loses even after stacking the deck. They sit around and congratulate themselves on stacking the deck, and then when they see their candidate get thoroughly thrashed, they limp away in stunned indignation. lol!

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Speaking of Pat, why do you think he hasn’t come over to our side. Maybe it’s his schtick?

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM

well folks … gotta go … play nice ….have fun and c u later ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I love it when the left loses even after stacking the deck. They sit around and congratulate themselves on stacking the deck, and then when they see their candidate get thoroughly thrashed, they limp away in stunned indignation. lol!

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

They will blame in on the ignorance and inherent racism of the “clingers.”

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Thank you all.. I credit it to your prayers..

Thanksgiving has come early here..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

..my advice to you: start drinking heavily!

Seriously, Mark, I rejoice at your great news! I will toast your health tonight with a flagon of my Serbo-Croation peach brandy!

:-D

The War Planner on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Good night tarheel.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Later tarheel.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I think we’ll be able to hear John Bolton when Romney speaks. I’m thinking that Obama will, too, and it’s going to get under his skin.

Mitt set him up for this with that speech at the Al Smith dinner. He attacked the narcissist where he lives… his ego.

Mitt already gets under Obama’s skin, we’ve seen it, and on foreign policy, with the mess Obama has created, Obama is already on the defensive.

I’m looking forward to this debate far more than the others.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Man the pro Romney ads are all over the TV tonight.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Obama Is eToast.

For the Apple connected individuals..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

iToast !
LOLOLOL

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Death Star deployed in MINN?

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

cya ct

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Finally my Pink Floyd Bish worked. TeeHee.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Death Star deployed in MINN?

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I think it was the fact that I was watching the Iowa game. But I do see the a couple from American Future Fund on a regular basis.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM

He addressed that issue in an article. He said that he is a Democrat and he will remain a Democrat. He’s old school, he remembers what the party was and what he wanted it to become. Its a matter of that ideology.

He spoke of the John Kennedy Democrats. Those who believed in American exceptionalism, a smaller, leaner government and a strong military.

I believe it is Caddell’s hope that somehow the party will purge itself of the open Marxists and stop embracing and rallying with the Communist Party, break the shackles of big labor, deny the uber leftists, and become, once again, the party that he thought he knew all those years ago.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Hi guys and girls….

:)

… Just a little O/T, Little 7% hurt his knee in a play-off game today, so I am lurking in between treatments.

I just didn’t want to be rude and not “holler back atcha!”…

… If Pantload even tries this, expect more “Intelligence” to come out.

Putting your life on the line in Defense and Support of your Country is a Cadre you do not cross…

… and Pantload just crossed it.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

iToast !
LOLOLOL

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Dang…
I screwed that one up…:)

But no one died..

Obama..White Courtesy Phone..

Don’t be afraid…It won’t bite…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

This is awesome!

Amish for Romney.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Makes sense.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Of course they will. What else have they got? They must believe that we are evil, despite the fact that we just see them as wrong and foolish. If they couldn’t convince themselves that we are evil, they might be ‘seduced by Reason’ to join us. lol!

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Finally my Pink Floyd Bish worked. TeeHee.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM

bastard!

(kinda thought u might be pullin’ my leg)

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Hugs to little 7%

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

So, he has basically lost his mind. ;-). I wonder how he votes? He can’t vote Obama…

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Please tell little 7% that I hope his knee mends swiftly and he feels much better soon. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

The wife just turned on the projector..
Yes.
It’s family time…

Good night all..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

No, he should be condemned and derided, but at the time he made his choice to stay in the cuckoos nest, there was no where else to go in his profession at the time, three networks and two newspapers, basically. However, since then and with the advent of so many new places in which he could have employed his considerable talents, condemnation and derision today is indeed deserved. I don’t consider him a traitor as much as someone who learned the truth but cared more about career, perhaps a worse scoundrel in the end.

My loyalty is slight, and only derivative of being born in this free land we call Texas.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Wonderful news from you tonight! hallelujah! I’ve had bad spinal injuries…what symptoms are you talking about related to that that indicated cancer? This frightens me some.

Jackalope on October 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I was treated for thrush.. the kids illness, something adults just don’t get.. He ran a few tests, I had congestion that wouldn’t clear up,.. a few opportunistic infections here and there,.. and he concluded my immune system was suppressed.. I shouldn’t be getting things like thrush.

The usual cause is AID’s or cancer.. well I’m happily married, so AID’s was out confirmed by blood tests.. cardio came back great, nothing there.. full run up of blood work.. so they pushed for the endoscopy and colon exam.. I have ulcers in my throat from acid reflux,.. and arthritis related problems.. pain, headaches.. burning aching in my feet and hips…

It’s not related to the spine injuries so much..

the doctor explained that sometimes,.. a major stressor like the pain from that can cause the immune system to be suppressed, but it’s not common. Not impossible either..

But the last thing they suspected was cancer, since it runs heavy in my family.. so they pretty much said get ready, for bad news, just in case.

Thank God, it wasn’t, but some doc’s aren’t.. well very good with the bedside manner thing, so it’s not the cancer which may come from a spine injury.. but maybe the stress leads to side issues..

I hope that helps,..

may all yer days, be 1′s and 2′s.. best wishes on your back injuries,.. we have that in common..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

“Ahhhhh, so they weren’t al Qaeda al Qaeda….

Ok, got it.”

Tenwheeler on October 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Gah………………………… I have killed my fancy Steinberg MIDI software… Yet again. Now I have to wait for them to get around to reauthorizing my software again…. Talk about a pain in the ass… Man those Steinberg people sure are anal.

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM

He addressed that issue in an article. He said that he is a Democrat and he will remain a Democrat. He’s old school, he remembers what the party was and what he wanted it to become. Its a matter of that ideology.

He spoke of the John Kennedy Democrats. Those who believed in American exceptionalism, a smaller, leaner government and a strong military.

I believe it is Caddell’s hope that somehow the party will purge itself of the open Marxists and stop embracing and rallying with the Communist Party, break the shackles of big labor, deny the uber leftists, and become, once again, the party that he thought he knew all those years ago.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Caddell? That washed up old hack? Why would anyone, on either side, listen to or care about what he says or does?

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

‘Night EG.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Caddell? That washed up old hack? Why would anyone, on either side, listen to or care about what he says or does?

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Y’all just hate it when one of your own stops drinking the koolaide.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

That’s a very good question. I actually do feel a little sorry for Caddell. He’s really a brilliant man.

He’s known as “The Cassandra of the Democratic Party”. Like Cassandra at the gates of Troy when she warned the rulers of Troy not to bring the Trojan Horse inside the city “Beware Greeks bearing gifts!” only to be ignored… Caddell has repeatedly warned the Democrats not to do some of their more foolish things… and they ignore him, too. He told Carter not to make that pathetic and fatal “malaise speech” he warned repeatedly about Iran, he’s been there all along trying to guide them, but the never listen to him because he’s not saying something that they want to hear.

He says that his party is “The party of corruption” and he says that “The GOP is the party of stupidity”. He openly chides the GOP this cycle for not pressing advantages when they fall in the GOP’s lap. He’s right, too. But then… no one listens to him.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

We did not order clowns.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

cya!

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Re Caddell – maybe some of the good guys are best involved in the evil party. I think they’ll continue to phase out, though.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Thank you.. the 70′s still make me smile.. even Disco is still funny..

and shuuuusssshh..

-

looks right…. looks left…..

I,… um… had a leisure suit.. and gold chain..

I’m so ashamed..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

later EG :)

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

LOL! Right on the nose! Excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

… and Pantload just crossed it.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

..as W. C. Field said about Baby LeRoy, “Just walk the little tyke around.”

Best wishes for him mending and getting back in the game, 7%!

The War Planner on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM

We did not order clowns.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

My bad…that was me.

trying to order more booze….haven’t got the hang of my iphone 5 yet.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Mitt is running a pretty smart campaign.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM

This is awesome!

Amish for Romney.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

LOL! I live near Amish people, but I haven’t seen that!

Night Owl on October 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

He’s right about both parties, unfortunately.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Sorry, I was hoping a troll would fall for it.

Anyway you were very polite. (:

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

mark81150

Great to hear your news. Thoughts and prayers for you as they find the right treatment for what ails you.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I’m so ashamed..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

BWAHAHAHAH…. I’m sure you didn’t look any more ridiculous than I did in my nylon parachute pants, torn shirts, pointy toed French cut boots and five cans of Aqua-net in my hair… o_O

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

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